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Crosswords Can Be Lethal

Crosswords Can Be Lethal [Kindle Edition]

H.O. Ward
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Product Description

Product Description

Prepare to have your mind twisted like a pretzel! This twisting plot will have you guessing what comes next.

When the newspaper eulogizes Deborah O’Nair, well-known cryptic crossword puzzle composer of New Orleans, by running the unfinished puzzle with her obituary, one of her more devoted fans—a semi-retired physician named Galimatias—quickly sees that one of the clues suggests foul play.

This unpromising sleuth—potbellied, messy, and given to florid speech that obscures his fundamental shrewdness—enlists the reluctant aid of his house guest, Aramus Limpkin, a young history professor anxious to prove worthy of his first sabbatical. Together they attempt to bring the police around to the doctor’s rather tenuous way of thinking.

The police investigation, headed by the swaggering Detective Sergeant Mink Fleming and his conscientious but naive rookie assistant, Hazel Catkin, is hardly less inept than the doctor’s own fumbling attempts to uncover the truth.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1019 KB
  • Print Length: 212 pages
  • Publisher: Winpublish (5 Feb 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BBR02A4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #804,561 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

H. O. WARD, who has been captivated by murder mysteries and cryptic crossword puzzles for many years, also enjoys domestic and foreign travel, good food, painting, photography, and long walks. Beyond that, H. O. has a split personality. . . the name is, in fact, the pseudonym of two sisters-in-law with similar interests, both of whom have Master's degrees in English and enjoy writing.
VIRGINIA HOWARD, a resident of Metairie, LA, was born a Michigander in a family of Texans, but grew up in West Texas and Cullman, Alabama. She earned her degrees from the University of Alabama. Virginia works for the LSU Medical Alumni Association in New Orleans, where she edits the alumni magazine and does artwork and computer graphics. She is founder and editor of THEMA literary journal and a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She has illustrated one picture book, Timothy Hubble and the King Cake Party, by Anita Prieto. Her brother Fred Howard is married to Gail Howard.
GAIL grew up in Atlanta and now lives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, with her husband, Fred, a mathematician. She attended Oglethorpe and Duke Universities and has taught courses in composition and literature. For several years she was employed by the N. C. Department of Public Instruction. More recently she renewed a longstanding interest in piano studies and started her own studio. She has been involved with THEMA since its earliest days and is currently poetry editor.

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4.0 out of 5 stars crosswords can be lethal 8 Feb 2013
By dave o
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
just like a contray columbo ... the plot has to be elusive and intangible to some
with answers in the detail to others . it should have some colloquial speech ,
and be obscure with hidden meaning..
with all of that you get intrigue and a lifting subterfuge , as the book manoeuvres its self
to a conclusion
well this book has all the right letters in the right order

dave O
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